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We Don't Need No Education? The Absence of Primary Education in The Archers

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We Don't Need No Education? The Absence of Primary Education in The Archers. / Bage, Grant; Turner, Jane.

Custart, Culverts And Cake: Academics on life in The Archers. ed. / Cara Courage; Nicola Headlam. London : Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2017. p. 69-86.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Bage, G & Turner, J 2017, We Don't Need No Education? The Absence of Primary Education in The Archers. in C Courage & N Headlam (eds), Custart, Culverts And Cake: Academics on life in The Archers. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., London, pp. 69-86.

APA

Bage, G., & Turner, J. (2017). We Don't Need No Education? The Absence of Primary Education in The Archers. In C. Courage, & N. Headlam (Eds.), Custart, Culverts And Cake: Academics on life in The Archers (pp. 69-86). London: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd..

Vancouver

Bage G, Turner J. We Don't Need No Education? The Absence of Primary Education in The Archers. In Courage C, Headlam N, editors, Custart, Culverts And Cake: Academics on life in The Archers. London: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2017. p. 69-86

Author

Bage, Grant ; Turner, Jane. / We Don't Need No Education? The Absence of Primary Education in The Archers. Custart, Culverts And Cake: Academics on life in The Archers. editor / Cara Courage ; Nicola Headlam. London : Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2017. pp. 69-86

Bibtex

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